We are officially carbon neutral!

We're thrilled to announce that we have officially become carbon neutral

Over the past few months, we have collaborated on a comprehensive plan to measure, reduce, and offset our collective carbon footprint.

At Footprint Recycling, our commitment to the environment has always been at the forefront of our actions as individuals and as a business. Whilst we have always worked towards keeping our emissions low, with our new carbon-neutral status (scope 1 & 2), we are now actively supporting carbon-reducing projects and have conducted a thorough analysis of our emissions.

By calculating our carbon output, we have reduced our emissions by implementing various measures in our business. These include switching to electric cars, reducing and recycling, and evaluating our energy consumption and efficiency.

We have successfully offset our emissions by supporting a certified project in Malawi, which is verified by the world's leading carbon offset standards, VCS and Gold Standard.  This ensures projects have minimal permanence risks and incur positive social, economic and environmental impacts where relevant.  This project also aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals of:

  • No poverty
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action.

Our chosen project, cleaner cookstoves, replaces traditional cooking equipment, which typically consists of open flame fed by wood has many benefits by providing more efficient cooking equipment. Cleaner cookstoves typically:

  • Reduce the energy consumption for cooking, reducing carbon emissions
  • Reduce the consumption of firewood/cooking fuel
  • Saves time due to less time spent collecting fuel, more efficient and quicker cooking process
  • Reduces deforestation
  • Has the potential to save families valuable household income
  • Provides improved indoor health - less exposure to smoke and improved indoor air quality.

Our vision is to achieve net-zero emissions and go beyond carbon neutrality. This ambitious goal will require us to make significant and lasting changes to our procurement and supply chain, and we are excited about the journey ahead.

If you need support or advice about carbon neutrality and reducing carbon emissions.  Get in touch.